Working Groups

Attention YP! Members

We Need You To Step Up and Help Make our Movement Strong by Joining A Workgroup!

Action Group – Speak out!

The workgroup develops projects to advance our priority agenda. Our members have a lot to say and this group makes sure we are heard. They create campaigns and take action. Workgroup members will also meet with government officials and organize opportunities for youth to Speak Up and Speak Out!

To get involved with the Action Working Group, Contact Melanie Hecker at or call 518-432-0333 ext.14

Current active topics include:

  • Our Voice in the Education System
  • Restraint and Seclusion Reduction and Elimination Across Systems
  • Juvenile Justice Reform

Outreach Workgroup

The workgroup creates ways to grow the YOUTH POWER! Network and strengthen its voice. The workgroup reaches out to current and potential members regularly. YP! promotional materials, media and news are created by this group.

To get involved with the Outreach Working Group, Contact us at

Current Projects include:

  • Member to Member News
  • Website content
  • Social media

Special Events Workgroup

The workgroup takes the lead in planning our YOUTH POWER! major events such as the Families Together in NYS annual conference youth track and our University of YOUTH POWER!. This working group is a closed group. Members can join by invitation only.